Best Albums of 1984

Listed below are the best albums of 1984 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 51,000 greatest album charts.

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1984 year summaryThe best artists of 1984 were Prince, Prince And The Revolution, The Smiths, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, The Replacements, Minutemen, Cocteau Twins, Hüsker Dü and Talking Heads.
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1984
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17,112
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1984
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9,667
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9,029
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8,514
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8,049
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1984
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7,070
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1984
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5,294
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1984
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4,372
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9.
Stop Making Sense 
Live soundtrack
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1984
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4,360
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4,356
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1984 composition

Country Albums %


United States 350 35%
United Kingdom 268 27%
Mixed Nationality 45 4%
Germany 44 4%
Japan 33 3%
Australia 28 3%
France 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 935 93%
Yes 68 7%
Live? Albums %
No 969 97%
Yes 34 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 22 2%
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